Skip to main content

tv   [untitled]    August 18, 2011 2:01pm-2:31pm EDT

2:01 pm
a very warm welcome to this is our marty live from moscow now britain has sent two young men to four years behind bars after their facebook posts they said word joke called on others to call the trouble in their hometowns now human rights groups the sounding the alarm saying the courts are overreacting by dishing out penalties which are too harsh but as the bennett reports it's part of the political drive for tough justice in the wake of the new thing at the thought or across things land. for years behind bars for the riot that didn't even happen jordan black sure and perry sutcliffe keenan were banged up for inciting disorder on facebook no one turned up after their invitation to riot which they later said was a drunken joke but now they face sentences even tougher than most looters and i
2:02 pm
worry is that it is an imbalance a four year sentence for example would normally be given to somebody for a previous bodily harm for holding someone up with a knife or even for. some form of sexual assault so it seems to me that that there is a danger that the courts are moving into disproportionate territory and that actually devalues our response to more serious crimes that governments encourage courts to dish out harsh sentences by using the public disturbance as an aggravating factor it's meant this man anderson fernandez could even be sent to jail for theft of just two scoops of ice cream because like this one denying bail to most offenders and ignoring any claims of previous good character of the one thousand two hundred seventy seven people charged so far two thirds have been remanded in custody that's way up on last year's rate for serious crimes it was just ten percent some offenders even being made. homeless is their punishment with
2:03 pm
local governments taking away their houses but many say this will simply cause more harm than good i think this is very unwise the move to remove people from housing interim move benefits because actually if we are seeing that some of the crime that we saw on the streets was an expression of people not feeling part to society not feeling part of our communities then these measures are actually going to push people further away from society further away from our communities and far more likely to commit crime the facebook case is the first sign of the government's desire to crack down on social media sites like twitter were applauded by the west for mobilizing the masses in the arab world but they were also instrumental in the u.k. riots so now the prime minister wants it to stop we are working with the police the intelligence services and industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these websites or services when we know they are plotting violence disorder and criminality when social media fueled revolutions in egypt and
2:04 pm
tunisia britain called it democracy but now the shoe's on the other foot when troubles closer to home. we knew. we would be the force. the. country's. prime minister says this is where britain fights back but it's feared this fighting fire with fire could only fan the flames of civil disorder i've been it r.t. london. let's talk more now on this with you carol chandan a freelance journalist who joins me live from london and let me tell you don't know why our courts giving out such harsh sentences to some but not others that appears some of those convicted there were even part of the riots while others who did have been handed community service. i think it's quite clear that the government was a stand. very draconian message out to young people out there who had any
2:05 pm
sympathy even with the uprising or the right away if you want to call it that took place but never again really can the british government legitimately criticize any other regime in the world for any human rights abuses when as your reporter said you know people are facing a jail time for scoops of ice cream for the mineral water one child stealing a dustbin for his mother. but you know people are calling this the last generation i think this generation actually has found itself tragically in the way it has because there have been ignored and it's not like they weren't saying this and went screaming out loudly and clearly through their music and their culture grime culture especially which has been criminalized so i think i think it's a message a draconian message that the government is sending out but i think the young people won't be intimidated by this but surely the government in this is responding to another large section of british society which is demanding a tough response to what they saw taking place on the streets of london last week.
2:06 pm
now alice you're absolutely right i mean fortunately much of the discourse in the debate about this uprising has been often very right wing draconian nature but obviously listen these young people have been ignored and they've been exploited and oppressed and they just have no voice now through in a very traumatic experience through the rioting but they have a voice what is the response again of people is to further criminalize them so if you're going to further criminalize and they're going to get more angry and i'm very regretful to report that the message is going around the street gangs in london and other parts of england is a competition as to who is going to kill the first policeman so this is the this is what we're facing in england now it's a civil war situation which is going to make the writing previously excuse the pun look like child's play and it may even look like the troubles in northern ireland look like a walk in the park so we're facing we're on the precipice of a very dangerous situation right now so do you think that the harsh clampdown that we're seeing on the parts of florida keys supported by the prime minister david
2:07 pm
cameron could backfire it's i think it's already backfiring i think what i'm hearing from young people out there is that incensed that the government cannot see the obviousness of what needs to take place these people are so alienated these people are so humiliated and harassed by the police you can just look at the footage and see the anger coming from our children and you know those who have the children are guaranteed the future of the government doesn't have or doesn't have the lot of our children so its future is far from guaranteed but there's a chance and what response then do you think would have been the right response to the authorities to have taken to what happened. well it's a response which the obviously of the not politically willing to do but it is it's one of for a keynesian economics is very a.b.c. generate jobs put through the jobs put money in people's pockets and you generate moving a corner me and all the social ills lessen this government is not willing to do that unfortunately. what do you think about one of the measures that's been put
2:08 pm
forward by david cameron saying that he's considering cutting offenders off from social networks could that actually happen and b. what do you think the ramifications of that could be. i think this is this is this is this is a drowning man clutching at straws frankly you know nothing is going to stop these young people they're very shocked they've learnt from the student protests that they're not going to be cut all that they're going to hit and run essentially and they'll find other ways of communicating these are young people who live in communities with each other so you can stop these social networks or that you like it's not going to have a really fundamental adverse impact on the writing which will come again quite soon and why do you think that these riots happened in the first place in the what should the government be doing to prevent this from happening in the future. i think look the rise took place in england why didn't they take place in scotland because the scottish scottish national government has policies in place to actually address the social ills and the political problems that england is unwilling elim
2:09 pm
is still on a right wing project and for that we're going to suffer the consequences unfortunately ok as you can chandan freelance journalism to us from london that's your thoughts. now the us the major european countries have syria's president bashar to step down and impose a fresh scent of economic sanctions it can use their response to the regime's a violent crackdown against protesters where the statements have been sent to the special u.n. security council meeting on syria is taking place in new york. ny has more. not only has the u.s. president called for the syrian president to step down he has backed up his words with action and that action includes issuing an executive order thursday morning with fresh sanctions against syria and now according to the new sanctions that have been signed by obama all americans and u.s. corporations are now prohibited from investing operating or having any business
2:10 pm
dealings with the syrian government this includes a ban on imports and exports including cereal syrian oil and petroleum products i do all the syrian assets under u.s. jurisdiction will be frozen so clearly this is some more mounting pressure coming from the u.s. government in terms of financial you trying to corner syria shortly after president obama issued his statement and his executive order we did see germany france britain and the european union all are rapidly issuing statements calling for the syrian president to step down and this all coming just one day after president assad did speak with the un secretary-general ban ki moon are shoring him that all military and police operations in his country have halted but clearly this is not stopped or the u.s. and its western allies from putting more pressure on the syrian government the u.n.
2:11 pm
security council is meeting today to risk discuss findings of a report that was released by the u.n. human rights panel this twenty two page report accuses the syrian government of carrying out of human rights violations since march when the anti government protesters began taking to the streets but one of our teams correspondents maria cino should know is inside syria did speak to some people on the ground there are some people who believe that the government security forces are actually helping their lives here's a bit of what she found out. the city of there is sort of maybe liberated but in the last few days it suffered a brutal occupation i mean my place bandits blocked the rates put up barricades it became a gay city we were hiding we were just like hostages for more than a week the military claimed the army fought against armed groups that had taken control of the city and had been terrorizing its residents. soldiers of the syrian
2:12 pm
army i live in the city of there as though near the iraqi border measure officials are saying operation is now over that the city has been freed from armed groups as you can see people are welcome in the soldiers as the way there is but in other parts of the country the troops lead in assad's vicious crackdown are far less welcome in a similar offensive against so-called terrorists and the coastal city of latakia the opposition claims government troops killed almost forty civilians while human rights groups report the number of deaths in the country could be almost as high as two thousand some say assad is simply using his army to silence peaceful demonstrators across the country. the syrian army hasn't met any resistance in the cities across the country were. maybe there was some so-called bandits among
2:13 pm
protestors and maybe they use the momentum to spread cares but if so where have they been when the army period. armed groups is just a theory invented by the stayed to have an excuse to enter the cities. in new liberated there is or life seems getting back to normal the markets reopened and roads the just days ago were empty are again filled with cars but reminders of the recent troubles arms to hard to find and the most obvious one is fear reflash an r.t. syria. the israeli military has launched an airstrike on gaza killing at least seven hundred palestinians of carrying out a string of fatal attacks there's been three separate shootouts in the south of the country along the israeli egyptian border on thursday paulist is in tel aviv with more. well that's when even a tree has come for one strike over the southern part of gaza and then at the same
2:14 pm
time there are israeli drones flying over the city of russia which is on the egypt and gaza border on the supply it's earlier the i.d.f. the israeli defense forces issued a statement in which it states it would bring to book it was those responsible if you see them at any cost the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is seizing these days with defense officials they are messing up the way you do it that's the one yes he did say that this was an attack on the falls when state and that is well with the ten eight and six sudanese now the jordanians that has transpired not so long ago did inform israeli intelligence that they had picked up that there was a cell operating in the south of the country that there was a planning system and this was in line with his main intelligence for some time now israeli security officials had seen the warning that the sinai peninsula is chaotic and it is an alkie there that range and they've been warning that shipments of weapons have been making their way to gaza the israelis are convinced that this
2:15 pm
operation and did originate in gaza that there was still a massive manhunt in the manhunt in the south of the country the israeli air force is deployed as well as on the foot soldiers and just a short time ago they was a shootout between some of those shoulder soldiers and militants who are being told that one israeli has been critically injured and the number of gunmen so far killed totals seven point eight the gazans deny having any involvement in mosques and in fact issued a statement saying that not only is it not involved but it has warned israel not to attack it having said that though the math interior minister has given a directive for his security headquarters to be evacuated for fear that the israelis will retaliate and strike it as one of a target to quote in one of a statement they say that israel was trying to export the crisis and transfer it to gaza now the template on the border. thing which is the border crossing between israel and gaza in and around good to be transported has been closed down. now it's
2:16 pm
been a bloodbath the european and u.s. banks is the markets took another names dive some analysts say the global economy is moving dangerously towards another recession more for more on this as cause live professor of applied economics at cardiff business school patrick min fed. the same in fed many thanks for being with us here on r.c. now what is driving this latest out of market want to see. well there's been inflation in the world economy and there's been quite a tightening of monetary policy around the world especially in china and india and some of the other emerging markets and that has led to a fall back in growth in those countries and elsewhere and so the markets are worried about slow growth but really they shouldn't be too surprised because with the situation of raw material prices so high oil prices so high there is
2:17 pm
a big factor for a slowdown in the world economy because it simply can't grow any faster given the shortage of real materials so i think that that's what the markets are factoring in the slow growth but it's going to happen. and has been likely for some time so to put this into perspective for us how deep is the financial crisis at the moment are we talking collapse of lehman brothers bad or worse. no i think there's obviously a lot of uncertainty about the eurozone and what will happen. and of course the eurozone summit wasn't very conclusive or helpful in that respect so that's a great deal of uncertainty which is worrying the markets about the situation of banks in europe i don't think that that i think that will be resolved but it may take some time to resolve it that's the problem meanwhile markets are very nervous and what will be the boiling point. do you think you know what they saw we lined he to see a double dip recession in europe and beyond. i don't think it's likely to will be
2:18 pm
a double dip no i think the slowdown you go to remember the world growth is still quite rapid and has slowed down from five percent to probably a bit over four percent that's not a double dip recession but i think what it is happening what is happening is that the western economies the richer economies are having a harder time of it because you know all the growth if you like in ability of raw materials is being taken by countries like china and india and brazil and so that's leaving very little scope for the richer countries to grow their groaning under these very high oil prices you know which depress their incomes and make them much more cautious so many factors that you mentioned that is there any realistic way to resolve this current situation then before it escalates further. no i don't think so i think that we just have to you know grin and bear it as one might say just
2:19 pm
keep on going through this crisis is the eurozone will be will take time to sort itself out either the euro will break up all day will produce a fiscal union with big trans was to bail all these countries out nobody really in a quite knows which but that won't be resolved any time soon because there's uncertainty also about growth generally which i mean it will be slow in my opinion i don't think there be a double dip but of course markets onshore. professor mean fades from the college business school and i feel for with. now attending to the skies which have been particularly noisy in the mosque a week in the ongoing months international and all sorts of magnificent men and their flying machine.
2:20 pm
now the third day of the show still multibillion dollar deals field on the ground and all sorts of military and civilian aircraft on parade overhead the biannual max meeting allows private event this isn't a flying machine that action before buying them on the fourth it's also a the scene of death defying ourselves from some of the world war they are about sixteen hours. cockpit of one of their planes and lived to tell the tale. engines check. instruments check. runway check and then it's takeoff for the russian aerobatic display team the as models their nine first class pilots have performed over two hundred times in the past nineteen years but they all had to start somewhere. andre is training to join the team
2:21 pm
he thinks he's nearly good enough now but still remembers his first flight as a solo pilot to get a good result without any warning they told me i was going to do the next flight on my own i had no time to be scared there was no longer an instructor at my back it was unforgettable takeoff you're on your own controlling the plane then when you land you've done it i think you're a real pilot at that point. the as moves are always trying to hold them a new verse they practice most weekends thinking of new tricks and practicing old ones for me but they're the work of a dog we come up with stones and then research them but it often turns out if you've been done before mystery of a russian came up with the loop and all the other stunts are based on the loop the loop is the basis for all aerial acrobatics. however it always comes down to time in the air even with you. it is a flying and training experience between them it never becomes easy because the
2:22 pm
most smoke when you leave the cockpit you can squeeze a gallon of sweat from your suit your knees are shaking because it's extremely difficult and stressful and anyone would feel that way. so with that gut wrenching fear running into my is i was told it was mine for the crowds on the ground this is an exciting spectacle but that's not quite the emotion that's going through my mind at the moment because i'm about to see what happens from inside the cockpit. we did the loop the loop all the planes just meters apart. it. but when it came to the fountain i nearly blacked out. white faced but not defeated i returned to. the. only thing.
2:23 pm
that. hit. it. but i could also see some of the strains that go through. there there's no ticket than if you know the might be for the crowds but serial acrobatics aren't issue to the pilot it's always a difficult job that a terrorist a pilot has to show his skill and the beauty of flight so next time you look up at those speeding planes spirit thought for the pilot inside. tom bottom antti. want to stay with alcee throughout the day with we bring you more updates and live coverage from the twenty seven international asho in the mouth campaign ok more of the. headlines coming up but first of all the aussies business teams here in the in the minute. hungry for the full story we've gone to. the
2:24 pm
biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers. would be so much brighter if you knew all about sun moon from finest impression its. stance on t.v. don't come. here welcome to business here in r.t. the markets are taking a tumble with europe and the united states feeding off each other and securities
2:25 pm
european and american markets have all been down at least four percent and their underlying fears of a double dip with morgan stanley warning the global economy is dangerously close to recession but the team from r.b.c. capital markets explains what spurred the sentiment. we've had two bits of information come out this today which is really driving sentiment one the in europe has been following did the merkel sarkozy said what they're going to do week is when discussions about whether the second greek bailout is going to be reopened meanwhile in the u.s. even though we've had a decent patch of data over the last couple weeks with retail sales my pin claims to be a bit stronger today still the fed index has been very nice a very ugly number saloon index in the about two years and because of that we've seen you know i could stumble we see new records of those in ten year treasuries and booms and guilds and gold reaching new highs as well whether this is something that a repeat of last week i'm not sure that's quick
2:26 pm
a good thing last week we were still in you know post u.s. downgrade mentality we're looking at the e.c.b. intervention in spanish and italian paper this week the focus has shifted a bit more towards economics which we had softer european data. and german t.v. people slightly below market expectations and then the u.s. data today as we said. step in the red on worries about europe and the global economy market sentiment continues to deteriorate amid concerns about the eurozone banking sector bank of america's biggest fall the losing six percent and u.s. economic reports are not much of a help although the number of americans filing new claims for jobless benefits last week stock markets across europe nosedived as well a lot of those folks who lost four and a half percent while frankfurt stack's fell to just under six percent banking shares suffering more shop balls than the european central bank lent dollars to an unnamed eurozone bank shares and some leading banks plummeted procmail more bank of
2:27 pm
scotland losing more than eleven percent here in russia markets closed in the red as well trading on them isaac has been halted for more than an hour due to technical problems deals came to stop just after four o'clock moscow time and we've seen. and resumed about an hour later. and he is the snapshot of the market movers although my six energy majors are among the worst performers of the day rostam lost over three percent banking stocks also got a hit as investors were pricing in the recent decline in futures for f. and p. five hundred the back ended six and a quarter percent down while the to be lost almost six percent have a holder for those gold managed to gain half a percent on stronger precious metals. and all the shopping down as economic reports point to a tighter squeeze on consumer spending concerns about the global economic recovery are weighing on the price however though it could always giving some support brant bland is trading at one hundred six dollars a barrel while w.t.r.
2:28 pm
is the dark it has had around eighty two dollars. and here's a quick look at precious metals gold is trading at a new record high as uncertainty about the global economy is pushing investors back to say havens the spot price is now at one thousand eight hundred twenty one dollars per ounce of silver is also off it's trading above forty dollars per ounce . that's all for now but stay with r.t. for headline news thanks. to the really.
2:29 pm
wealthy british sign off on some present under president. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with much stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines conjure reports. we'll. bring you the latest in science and technology from the realms. of the future covered.
2:30 pm
this is all teens were to schools of cracking down. sentences human rights groups accused is a very real reacting by dishing out severe penalties indiscriminately being given a four year sentence of posting a message on facebook calling for people to be. european leaders in the usa she's strong statements calling on syria's president to step down just as he announces a halt so any minute she operations in that country. the u.n. is preparing to call on the international criminal court to investigate the regime that lethal crackdown on protesters.
left
right